A cloudy start for most, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle across Cumbria and Lancashire. This should ease through the morning with many places becoming drier, with a few bright or sunny spells. With lighter winds it will feel spring-like. Maximum temperature 14 °C.
Dry overnight with cloud tending to break further bringing long clear spells and perhaps the odd pocket of mist and fog. Compared with recent nights it will be slightly colder. Minimum temperature 5 °C.
Any mist will clear early on to leave a fine day with long spells of hazy sunshine. For most it will be an exceptionally mild day with a southerly breeze. Maximum temperature 16 °C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Settled and dry throughout with spells of sunshine and patchy fog overnight. Breezy on Saturday, but winds becoming light thereafter. Generally remaining very mild, especially on Saturday, but chilly overnight.
UK long range weather forecast
Tuesday 26 Feb - Thursday 7 Mar
Tuesday and Wednesday will be largely fine and mild with some sunshine, although northwest Scotland could be cloudier with rain and strong winds at times. England and Wales will see some early mist and fog, but this will clear many places through the morning. The largely dry, sunny and mild conditions are likely to continue until the end of February, although rain and strong winds will affect the northwest at times. Temperatures may gradually become closer to normal. Any spells of rain will tend to weaken as they move southeast, just bringing cloudier skies. Overnight frosts are still possible with mist and fog patches too. By early March we are more likely to see Atlantic fronts crossing the whole of the UK bringing stronger winds and rain at times.
Friday 8 Mar - Friday 22 Mar
There are signals for Atlantic fronts to cross the whole of the UK, bringing a mixture of wet and windy weather to many parts, but also intermittent drier spells. Snow remains possible over higher ground in the north, but is unlikely elsewhere. Milder conditions remain more likely, perhaps with occasional colder spells which could bring overnight frosts. The best chance of fine and dry weather with some sunshine will be in the south and east.